Characters in GTA IV

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A number of recurring characters appear in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV, set in 2007. Prominent characters are listed here in rough order of appearance and prominence.

Major Characters

Niko Bellic

Niko Bellic

Main article: Niko Bellic

Niko Bellic is the protagonist and player control character of Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV). He is presumably from Eastern Europe. Niko is guilty of committing previous criminal acts in his life and wishes to escape his past and his home, where he has currently been having issues. He is persuaded by his cousin Roman to move to Liberty City where he lives the "American Dream" and Niko falls for the deception. In the beginning Roman is the only person he knows in the entire city and must protect him from the many undesirables after their money.


Roman is Niko Bellic's cousin who resides in Liberty City. Roman claims to be living the "American Dream" and that he has two women, four hot tubs and fifteen sports cars but in reality owns a gritty taxi firm in the heart of the city. He successfully manages to persuade his cousin Niko to move to the city using his deception. Their relationship is strained and they are always bickering. Roman is also heavily in debt with various figures around the city. He is most likely the man in the tracksuit we see with Niko as he kicks the door in, as seen in the second trailer for the game.

Little Jacob

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Possibly "Little Jacob"

Little Jacob is a Caribbean arms dealer, a man who Niko uses to get his ammunitions from. He is a good friend of Roman. It is thought he will play a big part in the game, at least in the beginning. He is most likely the man depicted in the artwork to the right.

Francis McReary

Francis McReary is a corrupt cop who is aware of felonies made by Niko. A mission at the beginning of Grand Theft Auto IV involves Niko killing a man who has stolen McReary's memory stick.


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Game art depicting Elizabeta

Elizabeta is a female character in Grand Theft Auto IV. She is seen in promotional artwork for the game.